There is more than meets the eye when it comes to proper teeth hygiene. Unperceivable bacteria cells can live throughout the interior of your mouth, eventually turning into plaque, which leads to cavities and gingivitis thereby increasing your risk of developing periodontal (gum) disease. So to prevent these catastrophic oral impediments from happening, be sure to practice the tips outline in this blog on good oral hygiene.
The easiest and most effective way to remove plaque build-up is by brushing and leaning in and around your teeth twice every day. Brushing with a soft-bristled brush removes the plaque found on the tooth’s surface while flossing removes any buildup found in the spaces between teeth. Flossing each day is pivotal in preventing periodontal disease.
Brushing Best Practices
- Position brush at a 45-degree angle against gum line
- Move brush in a circular motion
- Brush your tongue and roof of mouth to remove bacteria and freshen your breath
Flossing Best Practices
- Guide the floss between teeth utilizing a gentle rubbing motion
- Make a c-shape with the floss, hugging each tooth’s side while performing gentle rubbing motion
- Perform this process on every tooth including the back molars
If you feel adventurous, adding a mouth rinse to your dental routine will further enhance the cleanliness of the mouth. Fluoride mouth wash helps to prevent tooth decay while antimicrobial mouth wash reduces the saturation of bacteria and plaque activity.
Please contact Cosmetic Dental Associates if you wish to learn more about proper dental hygiene or if you want to schedule a consultation with our dentist. We’re here to serve and help in any way!